Manny Fernandez pretty much summed up what it is like moving to Texas when he said “You don’t just move into Texas. It moves into you.” There’s something about Texas – actually a lot of things – that makes more people move to Texas. The Lone Star State is big, and when we say big it’s not just the size of the land but also the scale of opportunities.
With about 30 million people calling it home, Texas is a great place for real estate investment, a great place to do business in, and a great place to have fun in. You can’t say that for too many places, but you can say that for Texas.
We have listed below 5 reasons why Texas is a great place to buy real estate.
1. Texas Is Great For Your Business
- Texas is the second largest state economy in the US.
- Had Texas been a country, it would have ranked 10th in the world.
- It is the second largest US state in terms of total geographical area.
- 48 out of 50 US states rank behind Texas in population.
Evidently Texas is great for businesses. Because it is both huge and prosperous, you’ll find numerous business opportunities in Texas. Whether you’re looking to expand your business, whether you’re thinking of entering a new line of business or whether you’re planning to take your business to the next level, the business environment of Texas is just right for you.
Cities like Austin or Dallas are the kind of buzzing cities that very well reflect the booming economy. A walk around the business districts will tell you everything you want to know.
2. Texas’ Infrastructure Is Just Amazing
Again, look at these two numbers.
- Texas has over 380 airports, including 26 commercial airports.
- Texas has 19 ports. Eleven of these are deep water ports, exceeding 30 ft depth
No matter how strong the local economy, businesses and industries can’t thrive without a strong infrastructure. For example, you need great roads for transportation, big, efficient ports for exports, a large number of functioning airports for business travelers,….
Texas has cracked the infrastructure code, as the above numbers clearly indicate. No matter what line of business you are in or what career you intend to start, pursue, or venture into, the Texan infrastructure is right there to support you and help you grow. Any real estate marketing expert will tell you how critical this factor is when you buy or sell property.
3. Texas Has Wonderful Job Opportunities
What makes Texas additionally attractive is the strong job market, among other things. Here’s two facts:
- Texas is #1 in jobs created for African Americans, Hispanics, and Veteran women business owners.
- The average Texas salary is slightly higher than the US national average.
Any city or state is only as good as the opportunities it provides to the average Joe just as well as it does to the budding millionaire. Which makes it another area where Texas scores high. They are creating a big number of opportunities for those people who are not at an advantage to begin with.
Cities like Austin, Dallas, Arlington or Houston are thriving because they have a number of jobs in almost any industry. From technology to pharma, from oil (obviously) to education, and from aerospace to healthcare, you’ll never be short of job openings.
And remember, it’s not just about job openings at the entry level. Some of the Fortune 500 business enterprises are headquartered in Texas. That means no matter how high you climb the corporate ladder, you won’t need to leave Texas just because there are no bigger roles for you!
4. Texas Brings More For Your Family
Now, now, Texas knows your life centers around your family. Let’s look at the two important things that really matter for your family:
- Safety: 2 of the top 3 and 4 of the top 10 safest cities in the US are in Texas.
- Education: Texas is home to some of the best schools and universities in the entire US.
Texas is one of those places where prosperity, opportunities, and safety go hand in hand. Cities like Laredo, Frisco, or Cedar Park are really safe. These cities have a solid reputation of amazing neighborhoods for families. If there’s one place you want for your family, it’s Texas. And don’t forget safety is one of the key secrets behind successful real estate investment.
Next, you have some really great alternatives for education in Texas. Right up to high schools and beyond, you’ll find reputed educational institutions of high standards.
Finally, the weather. No one wants to move their family to some dark, dreary, cold place where it’s either always raining or always snowing. Texas has nice, friendly, and warm weather. And the beauty of Texas is that it’s such a large state, that you see multiple kinds of weather across the state. That means – on a lighter note – you get to actually choose between a sunny and a snowy place!
5. Texas Never Fails To Excite You
If you are planning to move to Texas, there can’t be more convincing reasons.
Are you a sports buff? Texas has teams like the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns. Maybe you’re fond of parks? Texas has plenty of them? How about letting your hair down at concerts? You’ll find Texas is exciting and welcoming. Trails like Taychas and Cottonwood near Frisco, or McAllister Park in San Antonio are some of the all-time favorites for hikers.
The wide variety you get for sports, recreation, hiking, (or even museum visits) in Texas is difficult to beat. Theater, museums, bars,… what do you have in mind? Texas will go above and beyond your expectations.
Moving to Texas
No matter what age group you are in, moving to Texas might as well be the best decision you have made in recent times. Numerous businesses are considering shifting to Texas for pretty much the same reason as individuals are: great place to work, big opportunities, and great weather.
In fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice, because Texas has some amazing cities. Why not speak to one of our representatives and find out?